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hardly worth mentioning
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
85,400 miles

About These NHTSA Complaints:

This data is from the NHTSA — the US gov't agency tasked with vehicle safety. Complaints are spread across multiple & redundant categories, & are not organized by problem.

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander brakes problems

brakes problem

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Owner Comments

problem #3

May 312010

Uplander 6-cyl

  • 125,000 miles


ABS light came on after brakes were replaced by Chevrolet mechanic. Took back and was told needed new front wheel hub. Hub was replaced at our expense, and ABS light was reset by Chevrolet certified mechanic. ABS light came back on before left the parking lot, but mechanic said it was okay and he wouldn't worry about it. Left on vacation the next day. Newly replaced brakes made horrible grinding noises all throughout trip. Also began getting intermittent brake warning light, and "service brake system" and "service ABS system" warnings. Crawled under vehicle and found wires to the new wheel hub were broken at wheel hub. Wires were for the wheel rotation sensor, as it was improperly installed. Replaced wheel hub again at our expense, because Chevrolet certified mechanic said first hub wasn't installed improperly, but also said the only way the wires could have become torn would be if it had been installed improperly. ABS light and brake light were out for about one (1) week. Second replacement hub and wiring are still intact, but still have continuous ABS light and intermittent brake light as well as previously mentioned warnings. Different Chevrolet certified mechanic says there is nothing to worry about, only problem is that ABS system will not function, but brakes will still work as if no ABS system were on the vehicle. Also had the same problem with the continuous ABS light on a different Chevrolet vehicle. If Chevy can't make the ABS system work after the brakes are worked on, why continue with the extra expense of putting them on? I now have two(2) Chevrolet ABS systems that their certified mechanics say are in tip top condition, only problem is neither system works. Also, regarding the 2005 Uplander, the driver's side sliding door will not shut properly, resulting in constant warning chimes every time the door is used. Again, Chevy mechanics say nothing is wrong with the door or the system. Maybe Chevy should get out of the car business!

- Holtwood, PA, USA

problem #2

Jun 012009


  • 70,200 miles
The ABS light on the vehicle came on while driving. The light started going on and off regularly so the vehicle was brought in to the dealer for service. The dealer said the front wheel hub bearings needed to be replaced but these were not covered under warranty. Both front wheel hub bearings were replaced at our own expense but then the light started going on and off again. The vehicle was taken back to the dealer and this time they said the computer & wiring system was bad and needed to be replaced. The dealer also indicated that this had been a recurring problem on this model but not enough consumers were affected to generate a recall so we would have to pay for this repair ourselves as well. The dealer has instructed us that it is dangerous to operate the vehicle until the repairs are made.

- Germantown, MD, USA

problem #1

Apr 202009


  • 61,000 miles
The contact owns a 2005 Chevrolet Uplander. He stated that intermittently the brakes and traction control activated; which caused the engine to shut off. He was able to restart the vehicle and resume normal operation. The vehicle was taken to the dealer and repaired six times; however, the repairs have not remedied the failure. The manufacturer was notified. The failure mileage was 61,000 and the current mileage was 68,000.

- Beaver Creek, OH, USA

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